Search Results: "Jonathan Kozol"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"It will cause angry, but perhaps fruitful, debate."
Kozol again turns a floodlight on a dark corner of the nation's soul, the classrooms of the minority poor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THEFT OF MEMORY by Jonathan Kozol
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"A compassionate, cathartic, and searingly intimate chronicle of a crippling condition."
An errant son memorializes the devastating impact of his father's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"Kozol sounds the alarm—and the news is alarming—but offers fewer solutions than does Chris Whittle in Crash Course (reviewed below)."
Just in time for the new school year, a furious assault on separate-but-unequal education. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"No call to arms (unlike his earlier books) but in some ways a sweeter and more sensitive view of a still deeply troubled urban neighborhood."
A moving, intimate journal of a return to the South Bronx neighborhood that was the focus of Kozol's powerful plea (Amazing Grace, 1995) on behalf of the children of poverty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Cleareyed, compassionate and hopeful."
The award-winning author of Death at an Early Age (1967) tells the stories of the later lives of poor children who grew up in the Bronx. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS TO A YOUNG TEACHER by Jonathan Kozol
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Lacks the muckraking that characterizes much of Kozol's oeuvre, but solid nonetheless."
Back to school with America's most inspiring education advocate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

A wrenching cri de coeur from a section of New York City where drugs, AIDS, cold, hunger, and rats who feed on babies are part of a child's everyday world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN SWIFT by Leo Damrosch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A rich and rewarding portrait of an irreplaceable genius."
A feisty, first-class life of the sage and scourge of English Literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN UNLEASHED by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"No bones about it, readers of this charmer are in for a real treat."
Jonathan's dogs are having an existential crisis. Or maybe it's just him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN SWIFT by John Stubbs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A rich and sweeping story superbly told."
A resplendent biography of the "most notorious writer of his day." Read full book review >